Not everything has to be political and religious in education. It’s really possible to study power of story and have fun outside of that wearying rubric. For example, ever hear of this?
“Death is only half the story. Obit is about life. . .” Obit-Mag dot com provides comprehensive coverage on how the loss of a person, a place, an object or an idea presents an opportunity for examination and discussion.
Obit is not solely about death. It asks the question, “What defines an
It is a forum for ideas and opinions about life, death, and transition written by some of the most respected journalists in the American media.
A current example from the Grim Reader:
by Michael Schaffer
JUNE 18, 2010
One of Grim Reader’s favorite anomalies about the Obitosphere involves what happens after the death of a musician whose work might fall under that broad rubric known as Americana.
U.S. media cover the passing, of course, turning out perfectly adequate copy that sometimes even manages to treat the dearly departed as something other than kitsch.
Across the pond, meanwhile, British broadsheets produce long, thoughtful, respectful considerations of the dead musician’s life and times.
The death this week of country singer Jimmy Dean presents a classic example of the trans-Atlantic divide. . .